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Computer Science

Computer Science

This is a great time to be in computer science, especially at UNI. Demand for IT professionals in Iowa and the Midwest grows faster than universities can produce graduates. The discipline of computing continues to push the boundaries of what is possible by discovering new ideas, building new kinds of systems and bringing new tools into the home, school and office. If you want to be in the thick of the intellectual excitement that is changing every other discipline, then computer science is the place to be.

The B.A. and B.S. in computer science and the computer information systems program offers a flexible curriculum that allow students to specialize in one or more of four areas within computer science: information science, software engineering, systems and traditional computer science. These programs can be completed in three years and have a common first year.

The Networking and System Administration program prepares graduates for careers and research opportunities in all fields related to reliable and distributed network computing. These programs can be completed in four years.

In April 2016, a group of UNI students placed second at the Argonne National Labs’ first national cyber defense competition.


If you’ve taken courses at a two- or four-year institution other than UNI and want to get an idea of what courses will transfer, check out our Transfer Plan-It tool at


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Student organizations

UNI Computer Club brings together students and faculty interested in discussing computer-related topics. The UNICC is a student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery and is open to all majors. Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the international computer science honorary society. The UNI chapter of UPE was installed on April 20, 2002.

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The Department of Computer Science at UNI offers several scholarships for students studying in the department. The STM Scholarship in Computer Science offers one or two awards each year, up to $6,000. The Stan and Marcia Walljasper Computer Science Scholarship offers one student per year up to $2,000 per year for up to four years.

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Work Closely with Faculty

Classes in the computer science program are small, typically 30 students or fewer. This means you’ll work closely with the faculty in the program and get more direct attention to further your success.


96% of last years students are continuing their education or employed



Software Engineer

Data Analyst

Systems Administrator

Java Engineer


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Department of Computer Science